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Can you help me understand the canonical tag?!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by no4h~, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. no4h~

    no4h~ Regular Member

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    Okay, so before I go and edit my pages on my website (and potentially fuck my SEO...) can you let me know if I'm using the canonical tag correctly? I did this once before, and didn't end up using the tag correctly which surprisingly enough, RUINED my SEO.

    I have ALL of my pages set to 301 Redirect with these rules:

    • Add WWW.
    • Lowercase the page name
    • Drop the filetype tag (HTML, PHP, ASPX).
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    So let's just say, I have a page like...
    http://domain.com/SEOMoneysite.html


    This will 301 redirect the user to...
    http://www.domain.com/seomoneysite


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    Now, on the page itself... would I use this canonical tag?

    Code:
    <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.domain.com/seomoneysite" />
    
    Thanks for the help, cuties. :pirate::pirate::pirate::pirate:
     
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  2. no4h~

    no4h~ Regular Member

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    Bomped~
     
  3. JohnnyRabbit

    JohnnyRabbit Supreme Member

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    Sorry, what exactly are you asking?

    Trying to figure it out.
     
  4. no4h~

    no4h~ Regular Member

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    The proper way to use the meta canonical tag.
     
  5. hurn

    hurn Power Member

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    this is correct. canonical tag using itself is ok. You can ad a code to automated this tag. but don't use same two different canonical paths to exactly same content.
    check the canonical tags on support.com
     
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